In August 2012 Dodo Alive was asked by Omnicane and the Mauritian Ministry of Arts and Culture to help to realize a dodo museum near the locality of the dodo mass grave, the Mare aux Songes. The museum will give Mauritius and the Mauritians the lost world of the dodo back. Also it will show the world the importance of sustainable conservation of island nature. The museum will both encompas a dodo experience park and host an exciting and unique collection including the dodo bones and other unique bones excavated at Mare aux Songes. This museum will become the largest dodo museum on the planet . At current a business plan and concept architectural design are finalized.
Earlier Museum activities by Dodo Alive
The first exhibition on the Dodo and its ecosystem at the Natural History Museum of Mauritius in the capital Port Louis was realized with the aid and data of the Dodo Research Programme in 2008. The content development and realization was coordinated by our board member Marijke Besselink and Naturalis colleague Paul Boomers in cooperation with the Mauritius Museums Council. Further support was provided by Omnicane, the Tropical Museum of Amsterdam and Naturalis, the Natural History Museum of Netherlands. The initiative was funded by the Dutch Embassy. The exhibition was extended into its present state in 2009.
In 2010 Dodo Alive board member Marijke Besselink in cooperation with Pieter Floore, the coordinator of archeological excavations at Fort Frederik Hendrik, and the Mauritius Museums Council, modernised the exhibition on the Dutch colonization history of Mauritius at Mahbourg Bay.
Stichting Dodo Alive is gevraagd om mee te helpen aan de bouw van een dodo museum in Mauritius. Op dit moment is het vooronderzoek in volle gang.
Stichting Dodo Alive
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